Last updated on: 9/5/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

David Tilman, PhD Biography

Title:
Regent's Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology at the University of Minnesota at St. Paul
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The world’s energy and climate problems are likely to be solved only by a combination of approaches and technologies, including wind and solar energy, increased energy efficiency, and renewable biofuels.”

Cowritten with J. Hill and C. Lehman, “Response to Comment on ‘Carbon-Negative Biofuels from Low-Input High-Diversity Grassland Biomass,” Science, June 15, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Regents Professor, University of Minnesota at St. Paul, 2002-present
  • McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology, University of Minnesota at St. Paul, 2001-present
  • Director, Cedar Creek Natural History Area, 1992-present
  • Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Member, Editorial Board, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2002-2004
  • Founding Editor, Issues in Ecology, 1994-2004
  • Fellow, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 2001
  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota at St. Paul, 1996-2001
  • Senior Visiting Fellow, Princeton University, 2000
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 2000
  • Member, Editorial Board, Science, 1996-1999
  • Pew Scholar, Conservation Biology, 1995-1998
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1984-1985
  • Professor, University of Minnesota at St. Paul, 1976-1996
Education:
  • PhD, Zoology, University of Michigan, 1976
  • BS, Zoology, University of Michigan, 1971
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Ethanol Generate More Energy Than the Amount Needed to Produce It?